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AIF National Work at Height Conference

Ladder Association members can get discounted tickets for the National Work at Height Conference on 14th November 2019 in Salford. If you book before the end of the month, you’ll get an early bird discount too! It’s the second-ever conference organised by the Access Industry Forum (AIF), which unites all the principal trade associations andMore Info

More Info By on 26 August 2019
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Ladder Association responds to ORR prosecution

A recent prosecution at Westminster Magistrates’ Court by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), is a stark reminder of just what is at stake when work at height is not properly planned and supervised. The court heard that a railway maintenance worker suffered significant injuries including a broken collarbone, 11 broken ribs and aMore Info

More Info By on 18 July 2019

Congratulations to Peter Bennett OBE!

Peter has dedicated his career to preventing falls from height – and now has an OBE for his contributions On average, 36 people die at work every year following a fall from height and many thousands more are injured. The Ladder Association’s Executive Director has dedicated his career to minimising these numbers and on 2ndMore Info

More Info By on 3 July 2019
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Ladder Safety Campaign nominated for award

LAUNCHED IN 2018, the Ladder Association’s ‘Get a Grip’ on ladder safety campaign has been nominated as a finalist in the Trade Association Forum’s 2019 Best Practice Awards in the category of Marketing Campaign of the Year. The annual awards – which are formally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy –More Info

More Info By on 22 May 2019
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2019 Annual Members’ Meeting report

THE verdict is in. According to the many delegates who attended, the recent 2019 Ladder Association’s Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference was an exceptionally interesting, informative and enjoyable event for both members and non-members alike. 94 per cent of respondees to a follow-up survey rated the event ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’. Held at Hogarths StoneMore Info

More Info By on 7 May 2019
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Peter Bennett OBE

We are delighted to announce that Peter Bennett has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Appointed Executive Director of the Ladder Association in 2007, (then the British Ladder Manufacturers’ Association), Peter and his team set about widening the membership base and establishing a training scheme for users and inspectors of ladders.More Info

More Info By on 1 January 2019

Get a grip on ladder safety

THE Ladder Association is urging ladder users – and those responsible for managing the safe use of ladders – to take a fresh approach to ladder training. In a sector blighted by myths and misconceptions, Get a grip on ladder safety is a major new campaign that aims to put ladder training at the topMore Info

More Info By on 20 September 2018

Ladder standards update

THE British Standards Institution (BSI) has confirmed that BS 1129 and BS 2037 – British standards for portable ladders, steps, trestles and stagings – have now been partially withdrawn. This partial withdrawal affects the design and manufacturing of portable ladders and step ladders. Products are required to meet criteria set out by the recently revisedMore Info

More Info By on 26 June 2018

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